Porphyrography by James Tanguay

James Tanguay

James Tanguay, from Tucson, Arizona USA shares his work made with a process called porphyrography which is is currently working on refining. From: Tucson, Arizona, USA. Shows: Porphyrography. James Tanguay is obsessed with being a part of every aspect of his photography. He designs and builds his own cameras, sometimes even crafting his own lenses. He creates his own sensitizers … Read more

An image made with the gift box camera.

Porphyrography – no darkroom required

Writer and photography / James Tanguay Porphyrography is a long exposure dry plate process that uses a lensed camera and novel iron-based chemistry to make direct positive transparent images on glass plates. Porphyrography is often attractive to students because of its relatively simple technique and its use of inexpensive chemicals. Perhaps its most appealing aspect, however, is that it does … Read more